Apart from the traditional feud with Cologne, Düsseldorf's soul is currently not as excited as the environmental footprints that have been active in the state capital since Easter 2019.
The environmental track is now supposed to make positive headlines: whoever believes it...
The reason for this surprising assumption is the result of a study that deals with the effects of the first two lanes that have been active since Easter. The air quality has improved in certain places. In the city centre, the value in some places has decreased by two micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m³) compared to the previous year.
Are these marginal improvements in the situation worth the overall effort and daily stress to which commuters are exposed? Ecol lanes are regarded as one of the "counter drafts" to no-driving zones.
If the situation in Düsseldorf continues to improve around this issue, the model could set an example - throughout Germany.